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Tiny terrier abandoned in storage room takes home BC SPCA Animal Courage Award

June 1, 2017

Jimmy Bean, a resilient little terrier who was close to death after being left in a dark, unheated storage room, was honoured with the BC SPCA’s Animal Courage award at the society’s annual awards ceremony on May 5. The emaciated five-month-old puppy, brought to the BC SPCA’s Port Alberni Branch via the CARE Network in …

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Chilliwack dairy farm workers sentenced to jail in ‘precedent-setting’ ruling

May 29, 2017

Three dairy farm workers from the Fraser Valley have been sentenced to jail for causing distress to an animal in a landmark ruling. The sentencing, handed down in Chilliwack Provincial Court last month, stems from a BC SPCA cruelty investigation into Chilliwack Cattle Sales Ltd. after an undercover video showed several employees abusing dairy cows. …

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Pomeranian pup needs public’s help to get back on his feet

May 9, 2017

BC SPCA staff are hoping the public can help a brave seven-month-old Pomeranian named Stuffy. The subject of a BC SPCA cruelty investigation, Stuffy was seized by BC SPCA constables with two broken front legs that require immediate orthopedic surgery. “Stuffy is such a sweetheart! Despite the pain he’s been in, he’s so friendly and …

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BC SPCA constables seize 25 animals from Mission property

April 21, 2017

BC SPCA constables seized 25 sick and neglected animals from a Mission property yesterday. The animals included nine pigs, three goats, three turkeys, two alpacas, two horses, a llama, a miniature horse, a miniature pony and a calf. Two dogs – an Akita cross and a hound cross – were also seized. The farm animals …

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Convicted animal abuser gets nine months in jail after breaching conditions

April 18, 2017

A Vernon judge has handed down a nine-month jail sentence to an Armstrong man who breached his sentencing conditions after being convicted of animal cruelty. It is the longest jail sentence related to an animal cruelty case in B.C. history. Gary Roberts, 69, was found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty on Dec. 19, …

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South Peace cat recovering after botched ‘home neuter’ attempt

April 5, 2017

Markus, a two-and-a-half-year-old tabby cat, arrived in the care of the South Peace BC SPCA Branch under truly unfortunate circumstances. In an effort to ‘home neuter’, someone tied up Markus’ scrotum and the tip of his penis with an elastic band, leaving him in excruciating pain. “A Good Samaritan had seen Markus out on a …

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Powell River resident charged with animal cruelty

April 3, 2017

A Powell River resident is facing charges of animal cruelty following a BC SPCA investigation. Carol Battaglio will make her first court appearance on April 4 to face charges under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after SPCA constables removed nine alpacas, one llama and five chickens from her property. “We were particularly concerned …

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From seizure to success: Langley 66 adoptee now helping others as a therapy dog

March 20, 2017

At first, she didn’t know how to play. She was emaciated, anemic, nervous and scared. But that didn’t deter local lawyer Chris Ness from adopting Emily, formerly Chilli, a Bernese Mountain dog seized with 65 other animals from a puppy mill in Langley last February, dubbed the Langley 66. Now a therapy dog with St. …

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BC SPCA seizes 27 animals from property south of Burns Lake

March 15, 2017

BC SPCA constables have seized 13 adult dogs, seven puppies and seven horses from a property in Cheslatta, south of Burns Lake. The seized dogs, primarily Australian shepherds and mixed breeds, included six puppies under two days old and one three-week-old puppy. “The owner does not live on the property and the dogs were left …

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